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Join the screening of 'Deej' on Jan. 18

'Deej' Profiles Journey of Young Man with Autism through College

January 10, 2018

The Webster University Film Series, in coordination with MO-FEAT and Great Circles, is presenting a screening of DEEJ, a film about the journey of a non-speaking young man with autism through college. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us on Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall. The film is preceded by a reception in Webster Hall at 6:30 p.m., where popcorn and sandwiches will be available. The star and co-producer, DJ (Deej) Savarese, will attend the reception, and be available after the screening for a Q & A session.

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One-credit workshops are being offered in several Adobe CC applications.

All Webster Students, Faculty, Staff Access Adobe Creative Cloud

January 08, 2018

The latest phase of Webster University's partnership with Adobe grants access to Adobe Creative Cloud and 20GB of cloud storage for every student, faculty member and employee across all of Webster’s U.S. and international campuses as well as its online platforms. Students will be able to use Adobe CC to create persuasive and compelling digital content, develop new critical thinking skills and share work with fellow students through these cutting-edge educational tools.

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Donors and alumni are honored at luncheon celebrating the Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program

Donors, Alumni Celebrate Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program

December 15, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 8, Webster University donors and alumni were honored with a luncheon at Cyrano’s to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program, a living history program in Tidewater Virginia offered through the School of Education. Since 2002 over $20,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students, both undergrad and graduate, to attend the four-day immersive program under the guidance of professor Ted Green, who developed the program.

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Service Remembering Professor Bill McConnell

December 08, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Webster University Professor Bill McConnell will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall. A pioneer for the MAT in Science program which he coordinated for most of his tenure, McConnell served as a professor at Webster from 1965-2009, and then continued as an adjunct faculty member until 2015.

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Webster’s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

Webster?s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

December 07, 2017

Classes for the first two cohorts in Webster’s five-year $2.7 million National Professional Development grant, “Increasing Teacher Capacity through Communities of Practice to Serve English Learners,” are already underway. The School of Education’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has recruited two initial cohorts of high school teachers from Parkway School District, Ritenour School District, and St. Louis Public Schools, who are meeting weekly for classes.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, has announced her retirement at the end of 2017.

Brenda Fyfe Leaves Behind a Strong Legacy of Community Partnerships and Academic Leadership

December 06, 2017

Webster University School of Education Dean Brenda Fyfe has been a major influencer on education in St. Louis. During her 35 years at Webster – the past 15 as dean - she helped attract millions of dollars in grants for community-based educational partnerships that have started programs both at the University and numerous local school districts.

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Retirement Celebration for Fyfe, Rein, Schmutz

December 01, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to a retirement celebration for three longtime members of the leadership team who are retiring at the end of 2017. Join us Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons, to celebrate Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, Laura Rein, dean of University Library, and Betsy Schmutz, associate vice president and chief human resource officer, on a collective 72 years of service to Webster.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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TESL Education Faculty Candidate Visits

October 25, 2017

The Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department in the School of Education has extended invitations to three final candidates for the position of visiting assistant professor of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). This new faculty member will provide support to our new federal $2.7 million National Professional Development grant by teaching courses, developing curriculum, and collaborating in research. The Webster campus community is invited to attend each candidate’s job talk and discussion.

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News Around Webster: Ibroscheva, Tamashiro, Lochli

October 19, 2017

School of Communications associate dean Elza Ibroscheva recently published in two European peer-reviewed journals, on Bulgarian television and Hillary Clinton’s use of Twitter in the 2016 election. ... School of Education professor Roy Tamashiro presented two papers relating to the little-known Jeju 4.3 Massacre in South Korea. ... Webster Thailand’s Roland Nikolaus Lochli published a German language book on East Asian giants, “Die Volksrepublik China, Japan und das Ostchinesische Meer, 1970-2012.”

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Fall RAD conference to take place Dec. 15

Call for Submissions: Research Across Disciplines (RAD) Conference Fall 2017

October 04, 2017

The submission period is now open for Webster’s Fall 2017 Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, to be held Friday, Dec. 15 in Browning Hall and the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus, with opportunities for extended campus and online students to participate remotely. Submissions are being accepted now through Nov. 3.

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Jenni Taylor graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies

Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path

September 14, 2017

Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.

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